Staff, Fellows, and Advisory Council : Fellows

Dr. Monica Broome

Dr. Monica Broome is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Communication Skills Program for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her interest is in the neuroscience of communication, specifically physician patient communication. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare. Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University of Miami School of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women’s Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia. Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women’s Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. Dr. Broome chaired the Committee on Communication and Technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum, and chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the in Miami in 2009.

Dr. Broome completed her fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Tiberius, the former Director of the Educational Development Office. During her fellowship she completed programs at the Macy Institute for Health Communication Curriculum Development and became certified as a Master Trainer of the Institute for Healthcare Communication. She delivered presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and internationally for the European Association for Communication in Health Care, the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, and the International Association of Law and Mental Health. As a result of her fellowship, Dr. Broome was invited by the University of Porto, Portugal, to establish a faculty development program in communication. She serves on the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter. She was awarded Elsevier Journal Reviewer Recognition Outstanding Reviewer Status for their Journal Patient Education and Counseling. Dr. Broome was recently appointed to the Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis Test Committee of the NBME and USMLE. She was also appointed to serve as Deputy National Representative of the European Association on Communication in Healthcare. Representatives are nominated by their peers and there are only two representatives for each member country.

Selected Publications and Presentations:
1. Broome M. Lane R. (Oct, 2013). Disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes. European Association on Communication in Healthcare. Montreal, CA
2. Broome M. (Jul, 2013). Cognitive and neurobiological factors in communication: Nonverbal communication. XXXlllrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, NL
3. Lupi C, Broome M, Runyan A, Schreiber N. Conscientious Refusal: A Workshop to Promote Reflective and Active Learning of Ethics, Communication Skills and Professionalism. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9077.
4. Broome M. (Sep, 2012). Candid Conversations, talking with patients about their sexual health. Workshop presented at the EACH International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK
5. Broome M. (Jul, 2011). Communication and Conflict. Workshop presented at the 32nd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Berlin, DE
6. Broome M. (Sep, 2010). Challenging Conversations with Colleagues. Workshop presented at the EACH International Conference in Communication in Healthcare, Verona, IT